Skip to main content

On the Air

Movies Preview

movies
On the Air


Published 1937
Topics Media: Radio


How radio broadcasting works.


Run time 9:53
Producer Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W

Shotlist

"A CHEVROLET RADIO PROGRAM FEATURING RUBINOFF IS SENT OVER THE AIR, & AN EXPLANATION IS MADE OF HOW RADIO BROADCASTING WORKS."


CHEVROLET ADVERTISING RADIO COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA RUBINOFF CONDUCTORS CLASSICAL MUSIC BROADCASTING STUDIOS MICROPHONES ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS TECHNICIANS EQUIPMENT SIGNS PERCEPTION SOUND HEADPHONES CLOCKS
<BR>

comment
Reviews

Reviewer: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 1, 2009
Subject: ANOTHER GREAT FILM
JAM HANDY IS WONDERFUL, THANKS RICK.
Reviewer: ERD. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 27, 2008
Subject: On the Air enjoyable
"On the Air," featured David Rubinoff, violinist and orchestra leader who appeared with Eddie Cantor on the radio and in theatres during the 1930's and 40's. How formal everyone dressed in the studio,probably to give the place a touch of class. The explanation of how radio waves worked was nicely done. Historically very interesting and entertaining.
Reviewer: stephenw_77 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2008
Subject: Very helpful explanation of how radio works.
I work in public radio, and this is the clearest explanation I've seen so far as to how radio works (without getting overly technical). Even though some of the terminology is a bit out-dated (I've never heard audio signals called "audio waves" - but maybe it's still in use somewhere), the explanation and theory behind it is sound. (No pun intended.)
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavorite - December 2, 2003
Subject: We interrupt this program...
Somewhat dull and "just get to the point please" explanation of how Radio works. We are first shown an orchestra, and they play 2 songs. When you think it's just going to be them and them only, a voice THEN comes on and explains how radio waves bring the orchestra to your very home. Much talk about radio towers, recieving, and transmitters are then talked about. Strictly for techies only.
Reviewer: Steve Nordby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 14, 2003
Subject: You are invited same time next week
Fabulous 1930's Jam Handy explanation of how radio works, beginning with orchestra performing in the radio studio dressed in formal attire as if the radio audience was watching. The explanation of the electronics and the accompanying illustrations appear made more to impress than explain and end up doing neither. Still it's fun to listen to the proper, deep voiced, tuxedo dressed 1930's announcer read psuedo-technical jargon he hardly understands, and then announce what "Romanov and the orchestra" will play next. And of course, it is a Jam Handy film, and that means Chevy, so we listen on the car radio!
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 9,464
favorite 16
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 30,524
favorite 31
comment 12
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
movies
eye 26,834
favorite 30
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 62,627
favorite 68
comment 7
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 17,398
favorite 22
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 12,164
favorite 21
comment 5
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 8,737
favorite 5
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 17,456
favorite 49
comment 11
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 5,800
favorite 8
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by Unknown
movies
eye 23,062
favorite 33
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )